5 Steelers that must be re-signed in 2022 no matter the cost
By Andrew Falce
Steelers must re-sign Adams
While Montravius Adams was a late addition to the team, as he was poached off a practice squad in the middle of the season, he has proven his worth. He stepped in right away as a nose tackle and has been a consistent starter ever since. Adams has to be commended, as he was added mid-year, played his first week here, isn’t a natural nose tackle, and has consistently played 40-50 percent of the snaps a game.
With Tyson Alualu far from a lock to be on this roster next season, keeping his potential replacement makes a lot of sense. Adams has been impressive in the snaps he has played for the Steelers. He has given the nose tackle spot a secure starter who can get into the backfield, change offenses plans, and take up space so others can get by.
While Alualu is the savvier player, Adams has a chance to be with the team past the 2022 season. Alualu, given his age, does not. Keeping Adams would be a smart move for a team that saw their defensive line depth get tested this season. He wouldn’t be that expensive either given his position. This is a no-brainer move, as Adams has expressed interest in returning and he would be well worth a new deal.